Saturday, 8 August 2015

Zahid warns ‘disruptive elements’ from breaking Putrajaya-Sarawak ties

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has warned what he described as "disruptive elements" from attempting to split the good relationship Putrajaya has with Sarawak and the relationship the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has with Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

The deputy prime minister, on his first official visit to the state since his ministerial elevation 10 days ago, did not name who the disruptive elements are.

Zahid, who is also home minister, said he would use all his powers as the home minister to thwart all attempts at creating a division.

"If there are any groups or individuals who try to divide us, the home ministry will use its full might to break up the attempts," he said at the Hari Raya gathering at the Stadium Perpaduan in Kuching, organised by Rela.

"We won't let anyone come between Kuala Lumpur (Putrajaya) and Sarawak."

The prime minister enjoys a good relationship with Adenan after the Sarawak chief minister gave his undivided support to the embattled prime minister in his two visits to the state in June.

Najib, then under pressure from former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to step down, said he could now better sleep at night with such support.

Zahid said he would also emulate the prime minister by making frequent visits to the state, particularly to the rural areas.

"I was a village boy who used to play in the mud and grew up in a house without electricity.

"I will come to Sarawak more often and I will not come empty-handed," he said.

"There will be something for the rural people." – August 7, 2015.



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